Yasushige ISHIKAWA
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Date 2010/11/27
Presentation Theme Mobile assisted language learning for vocabulary learning and academic reading practice: The development and use of data-based word lists for international studies
Conference 電子情報通信学会思考と言語研究会
Promoters 電子情報通信学会
Conference Type Domestic
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Venue 機械振興会館
Publisher and common publisher Craig Smith, Ichiro Akano, Yasushige Ishikawa, Katsuzi Nagai
Details This paper is an in-progress report of the creation and use of three vocabulary databases from United Nations documents, reports of international NGOs, and international English newspaper articles to support the vocabulary learning and reading skill development of students in the Department of Global Affairs at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. The databases are being used to create mobile assisted language learning (MALL) word lists for International Studies courses and learning modules to be used on mobile devices such as cell phones and tablet PCs. The learning modules are based on texts created from materials in the three databases. Readability indexes are used to assess the texts. Research will be conducted to discover how often, and how, students use the MALL learning materials.